How to Dissolve or Cancel a Business Entity

The decision to dissolve your entity must be made according to the guidelines established by the applicable Ohio law and the entity’s governing documents such as bylaws, operating agreement, and formation document. You may wish to contact a private attorney for advice.

There are certain tax responsibilities that must be followed when closing a business in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Taxation provides information on the process: https://tax.ohio.gov/business/resources/business-closing-a-business

You may also wish to contact other state agencies such as the Bureau of Workers Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, and professional licensing or permits. Additional information can be found: https://ohio.gov/business/resources/close-a-business

Obtain and Submit Appropriate Documents

The chart below provides the information related to the dissolution of each domestic (Ohio) entity type. The filing may be submitted online at https://OhioBusinessCentral.gov or you may download the PDF of the form to complete and mail to our office. The mailing address appears on page one of the form. All filing forms and fees can be found: https://www.ohiosos.gov/businesses/filing-forms--fee-schedule/

Entity Type Governing Ohio Revised Code Section Form Number Filing Fee

For-Profit Corporation

1701.86

561 (PDF)

$50.00

Nonprofit Corporation

1702.47

560 (PDF)

$50.00

Professional Association

1701.86

561 (PDF)

$50.00

Limited Liability Company

1706.471

616 (PDF)

$50.00

General Partnership

1776.65

567 (PDF)

$50.00

Limited Partnership

1782.10

563 (PDF)

$50.00

Limited Liability Partnership

1776.65

567 (PDF)

$50.00

Unincorporated Nonprofit Association

1745.51

581 (PDF)

$50.00

Cooperative

1729.55

603 (PDF)

$50.00

Trade Name or Fictitious Name

1329.08

524A (PDF)

$25.00

Business Trust

1746.04

559 (PDF)

$50.00

Real Estate Trust

1747.10

569 (PDF)

$50.00

Cancelling or Surrendering a Foreign Entity Registration or License

The chart below provides the information related to the cancellation or surrender of a foreign (Non-Ohio) entity registration or license. If the entity is no longer transacting business in Ohio or active in its jurisdiction of formation, then it should be cancelled on Ohio’s records.

The filing may be submitted online at https://OhioBusinessCentral.gov or you may download the PDF of the form to complete and mail to our office. The mailing address appears on page one of the form. All filing forms and fees can be found: https://www.ohiosos.gov/businesses/filing-forms--fee-schedule/

Foreign (Non-Ohio) Entity Type

Governing Code Section

Form Required

Filing Fee

For-Profit Corporation

1703.17

564 (PDF)

$50.00

Nonprofit Corporation

1703.17

564 (PDF)

$50.00

Limited Liability Company

1706.514

618 (PDF)

$50.00

Partnership

1776.57

567 (PDF)

$50.00

Limited Partnership

1782.10

563 (PDF)

$50.00

Limited Liability Partnership

1776.57

567 (PDF)

$50.00